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Pass Data to Content Markdown Files in Hugo

Here's a simple shortcode template that passes in any data file within your Hugo blog's data directory into any page in your content directory.

layouts/shortcodes/data.html:

{{ $data := index $.Site.Data (.Get "datafile") }}
<script>
    window[{{ .Get "var" }}] = {{ $data }};
</script>

content/posts/example.md:

---
title: "Data"
---

{{<data var="myData" datafile="data_file_name">}}

You can now access myData in any other scripts attached to your markdown page.